Inaugural lecture by Peter Hwang “The Rise of Asia and Differences of Management Styles between East and West”

On November 22 at 16.15, UT Professor of Asian Economy Peter Hwang will deliver his inaugural lecture in the University of Tartu assembly hall. The lecture deals with the rise of Asia and differences in Eastern and Western management styles.  The economic and political capabilities and importance of Asian countries, especially China, has been on the rise in the world.  This forces the current leading countries in the Western world to constantly put in more effort to stay in competition with Asian countries in terms of their rising production capabilities and ability to find innovative solutions.  The lecture will discuss the fast progress of China’s economic rise and the management issues supporting the rise. “In what ways are the management styles different in the East and West?  What influence do they have on the economy, entrepreneurship and business culture in general? How it all connects to a deeper cultural background, differences between Eastern and Western cultures?” says Professor Hwang to describe the topics discussed.  Peter Hwang is from Taiwan, where he started to pursue higher education. He defended his doctoral thesis at Michigan State University, USA, in 1988, and from 1988 to 1999, he worked as associate professor in the City University of New York, in the National Taiwan University and in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Professor Hwang has also been a Dean and Professor for the School of Business of Sampoerna University (Indonesia) and Chairman of the Board for Yangzhou Bulb Group (China). In the spring of 2017, Peter Hwang was elected as Professor of Asian Economy in the University of Tartu. Professor Hwang’s work in Tartu is supported by the University of Tartu’s ASTRA project PER ASPERA and financed by the European Regional Development Fund. All are welcome to the inaugural lecture. Live webcast and later viewing of the recording is available on UTTV.  Additional information: Kady Sõstar, Senior Specialist for Protocol, International Cooperation Unit, 511 9188,